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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject: Question Transmission line leak Reply with quote

Hi, I own a 2004 and a 2005 Impala, my 05 has a trans line leak. I've been looking for info on the best fix for it. The leak is coming from the line right above the pan, drivers side. It looks like the fitting,clip etc. but i can't determine why it would be leaking, bad o-ring ? Does anyone have any info on this? I would appreciate the help. I mostly D.I.Y. have been for 35+ years so it's good to talk to those who D.I.Y with experience, thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Is it leaking around the metal crimp near the end of the line? If so it's a common problem due to a poor design and the solution is to replace the line. I'd recommend doing both if you are doing it yourself so you don't run into the same issue with the other line later.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I used some self sealing rubber tape like this http://www.rescuetape.com/ I cleaned off wet leaking area real good and wrapped it over the crimped area and
onto the hose, then put a couple nylon zip ties around the sealing tape and pulled them tight.
This was a temporary fix but has been like this for over two years now. The leak stopped and has not come back. Until it starts to leak again I will leave it.
The stuff I used was not the exact stuff as the link above but was similar. I think I got it at HD for some other project and had it in my tool box just in case I needed it.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Dealer price on the trans cooler lines is about $35 each.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

it looks like it is coming from the fitting where the spring clip goes around the plactic ring. I'm not sure if this is the crimped area you are refering to.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Does it look like this?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

no, its at the pan where the line goes in to the transmission, driver side front faceing inlet right above the pan. If the car was here i would post a pic but my son has it now.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:17 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I just replaced mine last week. I just replaced the Line fitting and the leak went away. Apparently the rubber gasket breaks apart.

The old one was iron and the new one is aluminum. No leaks
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

was this part a dealer item or is it available at the local parts store? hopefully it will fix my problem and thanks for replying

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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was this part a dealer item or is it available at the local parts store? hopefully it will fix my problem and thanks for replying


I only found it at the dealer for like $15. Before you put on the new one, you will get a clip that holds the line to the fitting. Put the clip on the fitting prior to installing to tranny. Then snap the line into the fitting.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

great info, thanks alot for the help

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:41 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Not a problem.
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